Pterorhynchus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Pterorhynchus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Pterorhynchus fossil was discovered in 2002.

Quick facts about Pterorhynchus:

  • Existed from 164.7 million years ago to Oxfordian Age
  • Lived in a ridge
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

All the Pterorhynchus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Pterorhynchus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C.-F. Zhou and S. Wu. 2013. A Jurassic mammaliaform and the earliest mammalian evolutionary adaptations. Nature 500:163-167